Acupuncture is part of a comprehensive medical system, originating in China over 2,000 years ago. Acupuncture uses fine needles that are inserted at specific points on the body and regulate the body’s natural energy, known as Qi (“chee”). Health is harmonious with a balanced flow of Qi; when this flow is disrupted, illness occurs.
Acupuncture needles are approximately the width of a hair and do not hurt when inserted properly. Many people feel the Qi arriving at the point and experience a tingling or heavy sensation. Needles are individually packaged, sterilized, and disposable. Many acupuncture techniques are available, including non-insertive techniques for those who do not wish to be needled.
An initial visit consists of a comprehensive health interview and examination to evaluate the nature of the imbalances, which create symptoms. This session includes health history questions, pulse analysis, tongue inspection, and abdominal palpation, which are all used to develop a diagnosis and treatment protocol. Treatment plans are specifically designed for each patient and provide an opportunity for questions and discussion.
Balance provides a variety of acupuncture modalities to balance the mind, body & spirit.
Auricular Ear Acupuncture is when points are stimulated to access the central nervous system through the cranial nerves on the auricle of the ear. This sends a direct message to the brain that results in a healing response. This therapy is most often used for addiction, smoking cessation and weight loss.
Cupping Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps).Facial Rejuvenation is a system of using acupuncture to reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other signs of age and stress on the face. Nature’s Facelift.